Insomnia affects 30-40% of adults, making it the most common sleep disorder. Though many people have short-term insomnia, for one in five, their brief bout turns into a chronic condition that can interrupt their life for years. Pramil Vaghasia, MD, and Ruchi Bansal, MD, at Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center specialize in treating insomnia and helping patients finally get the sleep they need to feel healthy and alive. If you have a hard time sleeping, call the office in Bakersfield or Delano, California, or schedule an appointment online today.
When you have insomnia, you struggle with one or more of the following problems:
You have short-term insomnia when your symptoms last less than three months. The condition is chronic (long-lasting) when your symptoms occur three or more times each week, and your sleep problems go on for three months or longer.
Though difficulty falling and staying asleep are the key signs of insomnia, the lack of sleep and interrupted sleep lead to additional symptoms. You may experience:
Insomnia affects your performance at school or work and is a top cause of car accidents. Lack of sleep also has an impact on your physical health. It raises your risk of developing chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
In most cases, your provider can diagnose insomnia by reviewing your symptoms and sleep habits. However, they may do additional testing to rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
If your symptoms point to a sleep disorder other than insomnia, or they signal another sleep problem in addition to insomnia, you may need to have a sleep study at Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center.
After verifying that you have insomnia, your provider creates a customized treatment plan that may include one or more of the following:
Sleep hygiene refers to creating and following bedtime habits that promote sleep. Behaviors that help you sleep include keeping your bedroom cool and quiet, turning off electronics, and avoiding caffeine and alcohol in the evening.
CBT-I involves 2-8 sessions that teach you how to relax and sleep. For example, you may learn techniques for controlling thoughts that keep you awake.
Your provider can prescribe medications that help you sleep, but most are for short-term use because they’re addictive.
Don’t spend another night frustrated because you can’t sleep. Call Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center, or schedule an appointment online today.
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